wilde_joost59 (253) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2017 gregwilsonstl (2613) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank out of a bottle so I couldn’t tell appearance. It had a taste that I couldn’t quite place, almost a black olive after taste.
From bottle at restaurant Addis Abeba, together with Huub. Just an normal lager. Not much hop, bright color. Nice to have with the Ethiopian food. blackisle (2756) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle 33cl. @Restaurant Addis Ababa, Amsterdam (with wilde_joost), poured into a lager glass. Clear pale golden, mid-size foamy white head, mostly diminishing, light lacing; aroma sweet malts, grain, hay; taste medium sweet and light bitter, malty, grainy; sweetbitter finish, papery, light spicy notes; medium body, oily to watery texture, soft carbonation; mediocre lager, drinkable. StilleStorm (1558) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2017
DWF; Bottle, gift from friend. Pours clear light golden with a lasting and lacing frothy white head. Aroma is light malt, caramel, grass and light pepper.Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, light spicy with a moderate lasting finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft. k92488 (496) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2017
DWF. Lys klar flott hvit skum som faktisk varer. Aroma som pils flest. Smøraktig, gress, frisk. Smak Smøraktig som alle pils.... Frisk.
Stusser på alle lave ratinger. Smaker som pils flest..... Faktisk overraskende god solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Ok as far as Ethiopian beers go. Had a few of these as I kept thinking they’d bring the regular one and I’d get another tick. Some mash malt. Crispish finish. Medium to lower tier among Ethiopian lagers.
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 355ml special export gold label. Rusted cap. Dark gold, thin fizzy , quickly dissipating head. Pale lager oxidized smell. Flavor is sweet and soy saucey, honesly vomit reminiscent. Ugh. Wont finish it, cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Homer321. Ethiopia tick. Thanks Homey! Pours a bit hazy dark yellow appearance with a thin white head. Light honey, papery/cardboard, corny, unpleasant aroma. Tangy, green apple, chewy bready, cardboard flavor. No. Homer321 (5166) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
bottle poured into my New Belgium globe. minimal head. very sweet malt nose, slightly crackery. murky gold color. very sweet and tired tasting. like it spent a week on a boat coming from africa. watery finish, thin. generally unpleasant. Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - FEB 13, 2013
Bottle @ Gaslight Bar Shearton Addis Ababa. This beer is best enjoyed with a cigar at the Shearton in Addis. Otherwise its likely terrible. climberbob (467) - Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle in restaurant in Addis. Pale yellow, thin white head. Hints of honey and malt on the nose and in the mouth. Mild bitterness and dry finish. Not bad for an Ethiopian macro - certainly much better than the Meta Premium that preceded it!